DASCore Development Installation

The following steps are needed to set up DASCore for development:

1. Clone DASCore

git clone https://github.com/dasdae/dascore
cd dascore

2. Pull tags

Make sure to pull all of the latest git tags.

git pull origin master --tags

3. Create a virtual environment (optional)

Create and activate a virtual environment so DASCore will not mess with the base (or system) python installation.

If you are using Anaconda, simply use the environment provided:

conda env create -f environment.yml
conda activate dascore

4. Install DASCore in development mode

pip install -e ".[dev]"

5. Setup pre-commit hooks

dascore uses several pre-commit hooks to ensure the code stays tidy. Please install and use them!

pre-commit install -f


If you have already installed dascore but it has been a while, please do the following before creating a new branch:

conda activate dascore
git checkout master
git pull origin master --tags
pip install -e ".[dev]"

The first line ensures you are on the master branch, the second line will pull the latest changes and tags, and the last line will install again in developer mode. This is only required if DASCore’s entry points or requirements have changed, but won’t hurt anything if not.